The Wonders of Italy

Advertorial – Few statues are as enduring and iconic as Michelangelo’s “David”, which has replicas located around the world. In Florence, there are three versions of Michelangelo’s most famous sculpture alone, with the original located in the Accademia Gallery of Florence. A copy is located in Piazza Della Signoria (Duomo Square), just opposite the Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace), and a second copy is in the middle of Piazzale Michelangelo. How is the original told apart from the imitations? Over 100 Craig Travellers will learn to tell the difference, as they experience the Wonders of Italy in 2020, including a view of the “David” in Piazza Della Signoria.

After we marvel at the wonders of St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, we’ll make a wish at the Trevi Fountain and gaze upon the magnificent Roman Forum. Next, we’ll head north to discover the beauty of the Tuscan countryside and take a stroll through Florence. We’ll also spend a day exploring the lagoons and secret alleys of Venice. Craig Traveller, Wayne Harrigan, shares his experience of memorable Venice during his milestone 70th birthday: “We spent our day in Venice exploring a city which provides breathtaking views in every direction! We found a wonderful street café for lunch, had a gelato break, a gondola ride, and finished the evening with a delicious dinner at Ristorante da Raffaele with a rousing happy birthday sung to me by our fellow Craig travellers. What a great memory!”

Our journey doesn’t end there as the highlight is still to come – the Passion Play in Oberammergau! For almost 400 years, the people of the alpine town of Oberammergau have fulfilled a vow to honour God through the performance of the Passion Play, a larger-than-life portrayal of the life and Passion of Jesus. It only comes around every 10 years, so take advantage of this rare event and call us today before the last two rooms are filled. Now is your chance to experience this rare and special event…

Two departures are fully booked and we’re only accepting a waitlist, but two rooms have become available for our May 13th departureContact one of Craig Travel’s Tour Specialists today at 1-800-387-8890 to travel with a group of Canadians who share a similar passion for the people, culture, art, food and wine of Italy. Soak up all that is unique to Italy with its robust culture, authentic flavours, and fine artisan craftsmanship. This is your last chance to join us! Call today before space is gone!